Going green is a lifestyle change wherein we prioritize the use of all natural ingredients and products in our daily lives, especially in our cleaning materials for our home and cars. It’s not only helpful in saving our environment but also for our health. Exposure to synthetic chemicals or substances is harmful to us. Accumulation of these dangerous chemical in our system can cause illnesses to our body and to our environment. There are natural cleaning materials in our home which we might not recognize as effective in taking out dirt, stains and disinfect.
- Onions are good example of unusual cleaning material. It often looked over for cleaning because of its odor. Question is, should all cleaning agents smell fresh and sweet? These can be used for cleaning window screens and instant metal polisher. To remove stubborn stains on gas stove tops and ovens, cut an onion in half, add a little salt on the onion or on the stain or grime, then rub vigorously with the onion.
- Salt is a natural disinfectant and cleaner in one. When mixed with other natural ingredients such as water, citrus juice such as lemon or lime, onion or baking soda, its effectiveness is enhanced. Salt has no odor and is dissolved quickly in water and other liquids. It is also very cheap and very safe to use on a daily basis.
- Citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon and lime are pretty much a staple in our pantries. But these fruits are also good ingredients for cleaning. Add any citrus fruit with salt or baking soda will surely remove any stain or grime from tiles and floor of any part of the house, even the bathroom. The citric acid in these fruits makes them effective in cleaning and disinfecting any part of the house. These also leave fresh and clean scent.
Going green is not just helpful in the preservation of the environment but also enhances our creativity in living without the use of synthetic and harmful substances.